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1 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, West Bengal, Grievance Redressal Rules, 2009

2 N O T I F I C A T I O N No – RD/NREGA/18M-07/08- Dated The 21st December, 2009

3 2. Definitions “Complaint” –means and includes any matter of grievance, written or oral, which shall be reduced into writing or written duly signed with complete identity of the complainant alleging deficiency in the implementation of the Act and the Scheme; “Grievance Redressal Authority” –means Pradhan at the Gram Panchayat level, Programme Officer at the block level, Sub-Divisional Programme Coordinator (Sub-Divisional Officer) at the Sub-divisional level and District Programme Coordinator at the district level to redress the grievances of the complainant;

4 3. Complaint Register Complaint may be filed at the Gram Panchayat office, office of the Programme Officer and at the office of the District Programme Coordinator as per format as prescribed in Annexure “A”. There shall be a Complaint Register in the format prescribed in the Scheme to be maintained in every Gram Panchayat office, office of the Programme Officer, office of the Sub-Divisional Programme Coordinator and in the office of the District Programme Coordinator. Each complaint shall be entered in the Complaint Register and it shall be serially numbered. Dated receipt of complaint shall be issued to the complainant as per format as prescribed in Annexure “B”.

5 4. Disposal of complaints IN CASE OF PRODHAN –The complaint received at the Gram Panchayat Office shall be disposed of by the Pradhan ordinarily within 10 (ten) working days from its receipt, after due enquiry and in that case, it shall submit a monthly report of the same as per format as prescribed in annexure ‘C’ to the Programme Officerwithin the 7th day of the following month: –Provided that if the Pradhan of the concerned Gram Panchayat finds violation of entitlements, he will be responsible for informing and redressing the person/party aggrieved and in that case it will be disposed of from his end within a week and not in more than 15 (fifteen) days: –Provided further that in case the complaint relates to a matter to be resolved by any other authority, it shall be referred to the Programme Coordinator for disposal within 7 (seven) days from its receipt under intimation to the complainant.

6 4. Disposal of complaints IN CASE OF PROGRAMME OFFICER –The complaint within the jurisdiction of the Programme Officer including any complaint referred by a Gram Panchayat, Sub-divisional Programme Coordinator and the District Programme Coordinator shall be disposed of by him within 7 (seven) working days from its receipt after due enquiry: –Provided that the Programme Officer may inquire into any complaint on his own will or through reference and will impose the penalty against the concerned guilty under section 25 of the Act on establishment of guilt: –Provided further that in case the complaint relates to a matter to be resolved by any other authority, it shall be forwarded to such authority within 7 (seven) days of its receipt under intimation to the complainant. –In case the complaint relates to any matter involving corruption, financial irregularities or forgery and after necessary enquiry and inspection, if it appears to the Programme Officer that there is prima-facie evidence, he shall file a First Information Report, if required in the local Police Station. –In case of other complaints, the complainant shall file an First Information Report, if required and in that event the Programme Officer shall facilitate the filing of such First Information Report.

7 4. Disposal of complaints IN CASE OF SUB-DIVISIONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –The Sub-divisional Programme Coordinator may inquire into any complaint on its own will or through reference and in that event it shall be disposed of by him ordinarily within 15(fifteen) working days and will impose the penalty against the concerned guilty under section 25 of the Act on establishment of guilt: –Provided that if the Sub-divisional Programme Coordinator finds violation of entitlements, he will be responsible for informing and redressing the person/party aggrieved and in that case it will be disposed of from his end within a week and not after than 15 (fifteen) days: –Provided further that in case the complaint relates to a matter to be resolved by any other authority, it shall be forwarded to such authority within 7 (seven) days of its receipt under intimation to the complainant. –The Sub-divisional Programme Coordinator shall submit a monthly report of the complaint disposed of from his end to the District Programme Coordinator as per format as prescribed in annexure ‘C’ within the tenth day of the following month.

8 4. Disposal of complaints IN CASE OF DISTRICT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR –The complaints received by the District Programme Coordinator, shall be disposed of directly from his end after due enquiry ordinarily within 30 (thirty) working days from its receipt. In disposing the complaints, the District Programme Coordinator may obtain an enquiry report from any officer at the district level, Subdivisional Officer or from any expert as he may deem fit and proper: –Provided that the District Programme Coordinator may inquire into any complaint on its own will or through reference and in that event it shall be disposed of by him ordinarily within 15(fifteen) working days and will impose the penalty against the concerned guilty under section 25 of the Act on establishment of guilt: –Provided further that if the District Programme Coordinator finds violation of entitlements, he will be responsible for informing and redressing the person/party aggrieved and in that case it will be disposed of from his end within a week and not after than 15 (fifteen) days: –Provided also that in case the complaint relates to a matter to be resolved by any other authority, it shall be forwarded to such authority within 7 (seven) days of its receipt under intimation to the complainant.

9 4. Disposal of complaints (8) The complaint referred from one Grievance Redressal Authority to other shall be entered in the Complaint Register maintained by the Grievance Redressal Authority to whom such reference is made. (9) The action taken by the Gram Panchayat, Programme Officer and the Sub- divisional Programme Coordinator on each complaint shall be informed to the complainant and it shall be put up in the notice boards of the Gram Panchayat office, office of the Programme Officer and office of the Sub- divisional Programme Coordinator respectively every month. The action taken by the Programme Officer and the Sub-divisional Programme Coordinator on each complaint shall also be put up in the district website. (10) The monthly status of disposal of complaints received by the Programme Officer shall be made as per format as prescribed in annexure “C” and it shall be sent to the District Programme Coordinator within the tenth day of the following month. (11) The action taken on each complaint by the District Programme Coordinator shall be informed to the complainant and it shall be displayed at the notice board of his office every month and it shall also be put up in the district website as well as in the website of the State Government. (12) The action taken on the complaints received by the Programme Officer and the District Programme Coordinator shall be placed before the meetings of the concerned Panchayat Samity and Zilla Parishad respectively.

10 4. Disposal of complaints (13) The District Programme Coordinator shall place the monthly status of disposal of complaints received by him as per the format as prescribed in annexure “C” to the State Government within the fifteenth day of the following month. (14) The monthly status report of the Programme Officer, the Sub-Divisional Programme Coordinator and the District Programme Coordinator shall be placed before the meetings of the District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee formed under the guidelines of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. (15) The monthly status report received by the State Government from the District Programme Coordinator shall also be placed before the meeting of the West Bengal State Employment Guarantee Council. (16) The Programme Officer shall monitor the disposal of complaints by the Pradhan of the concerned Gram Panchayat, the District Programme Coordinator shall monitor the disposal of the complaints by the Programme Officer and the Sub- Divisional Programme Coordinator every month and the action taken by the District Programme Coordinator for disposal of the complaints shall be monitored by the Commissioner under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act at the State level, every month. (17) The action taken by the Grievance Redressal Authority on each complaint shall be informed to the complainant and disclosed into vernacular news paper as per format as prescribed in annexure ‘C’ once a quarter.

11 5. Appeals. (1)The complainant may prefer an appeal, in writing, against the orders of the (a)Pradhan of a Gram Panchayat before the Programme Officer at the block level; (b)Programme Officer before the District Programme Coordinator at the District Level; (c)Sub-Divisional Programme Coordinator before the District Programme Coordinator at the District Level; and (d) District Programme Coordinator before the Commissioner, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act at the State level. (2) All appeals shall be made in writing within 45 (forty five) days from the date of passing the order against which the appeal is to be preferred.

12 6. Disposal of Appeals All appeals will be disposed of by the Appellate authority within 30 (thirty) days from the date of receipt of the appeal petition. In disposing of the appeal, the appellate authority shall follow due process of law including giving a reasonable opportunity of hearing to both the parties to the complaint.

13 7. Special Power of the State Government. The State Government shall have the power to issue clarification and instructions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act or the Scheme or these rules for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of these rules. If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any provisions of these rules, the matter shall be referred to the State Government and the decision of the State Government in this regard, shall be final.


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